Spring Break Camps & Activities

Parents, spring break is just around the corner! Check out the camps and activities offered at Allied Arts member agencies. Lyric Theatre’s Thelma Gaylord Academy Broadway Dance Camp March 12-16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enroll » Whether a seasoned dancer or newcomer, this week has great things in store, including choreography, staging and music theatre dance techniques all taught through fun games and challenging activities. The week will conclude with a showcase of numbers and skills to demonstrate all […]

February is Allied Arts Month!

Join us in celebrating the arts and cultural community across central Oklahoma. Funding from our annual fundraising campaign for the arts results in a statewide impact reaching more than 1,000,000 people each year through 40 powerful arts and cultural organizations. Through Allied Arts, your investment supports arts education as well as community outreach and quality programming for all. This means access to the arts for the elderly, veterans, the sick and hospitalized, and other underserved groups. We invite you to show […]

2018 Campaign Kickoff Event Photos

On Thursday, January 18, we launched our 2018 campaign for the arts with a fun event at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The night featured inspiring performances by a variety of nonprofit organizations supported by Allied Arts through allocations and grants. Check out the video below and find more photos on Facebook. To contribute, please click here or call 278-8944. Donations are tax-deductible and accepted any time.

Plan Your Small Business Saturday with the OKCityCard

Are you looking for that perfect gift this holiday season? Find a unique gift for your loved one and support the arts and Small Business Saturday with the OKCityCard this Saturday, November 25th! Head off the beaten path to enjoy this walkable path through OKC’s historic Automobile Alley and take advantage of discounts offered on your OKCityCard! Step One. Belle Kitchen- Deep Deuce Start your day off right with a free latte with the purchase of half a dozen doughnuts […]

The Arts Mean Business

Studies show the impact of the arts mean big business for Oklahoma! The video highlighting key data points from the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 economic impact study for the state of Oklahoma is now available online. Check it out here.


This week we visited several of our member agencies and grantees to hear from them just what impact the arts have had in their life. Although National Arts in Education Week is coming to a close, we considered it a privileged to use our platform to spread awareness about the power of the arts in schools. Our friends at deadCenter, Canterbury Voices and Current Studio, to name a few, raved about using the arts to engage otherwise underserved students. Studies show, bringing arts into […]

Solar Eclipse at the Science Museum

This week’s total solar eclipse was the talk of the town country! Our team watched the eclipse at an event hosted by Science Museum Oklahoma, one of our 26 member agencies. The museum provided hands-on activities outdoors and eclipse-themed shows inside in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium. Hundreds gathered to watch in awe through creative viewing utensils and telescopes provided by the museum. Astronomy experts were also on-site to answer questions about what was happening, why we saw so many crescents, and how to safely view the eclipse. Even though we weren’t in the […]

Grant Requests Deadline Approaches

A few days remain for organizations to apply for our Educational Outreach and Capacity Building grants, available to qualified arts and cultural nonprofits around the metro. The grants are designed to help central Oklahoma sustain a thriving arts community with valued programming accessible to everyone. Each spring, two sets of volunteer committees convene with our arts partners to ensure that donor contributions are invested in healthy, sustainable and relevant cultural nonprofit organizations. Allied Arts board member Glen Maynard recently shared his thoughts on our allocations process and […]

A Touching Testimonial

“Creative and artistic kids are different. From the beginning. They stand out…at the expense of ridicule. They think, feel and process information differently than their peers. They need other artistic people around them. My son, John, is one of those kids. Despite being a very joyous individual, he clearly became increasingly despondent as peer issues increased at school. He was alone. And different. Then we found The Sooner Theatre. It’s his second home now. He has the encouragement and freedom […]

Allied Arts Office Support Summership

We’re looking for a student to join our team! This is an opportunity for valuable background experience in a nonprofit setting. You’ll assist us with administrative/clerical duties, mainly working with our office manager and finance director in organizing and preparing materials for the 2018 campaign for the arts. This is an unpaid internship with flexible hours. If you’re interested, please send a resume and short statement of interest to